An exhibition of new works by Edinburgh based artist, Alex Allan
, curated by Janine Matheson
. Adult Soft Play is part of Objective, a city wide conversation on sculpture initiated by the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).
Through sculptural compositions this exhibition examines notions of the playful urbanite and the performance and rituals of monument. Inspired by the continual shift of permanency and obsolete, materials are drawn from the inexpensive yet opulent remnants of our urban environment.
The conditions of architecture and the ‘city beautiful’ are suggested and indicative to the artist’s practice. Salvaging found debris, Allan recreates fixed physical tensions within the space, forcing the viewer to navigate this playful world of assemblages and drunken misdemeanours